Are we to believe that this was not an honor killing, the way the Times Square car bombing was not Islamic jihad? Or the Fort Hood jihad was not ..........jihad?
We have been told that Mrs Shahzad had been seeing other men and I suppose it is likely that her sons may not of approved of this.
What's important here is not that a vibrant, wonderful woman who was civic-minded and guided other Muslim women was brutally murdered by her sons in an honor killing. What's important here is that we not mention the motive or the religious motivation behind honor killings, so as not to insult or defame Islam. That is what is key. That is what is important. Do not insult Islam. Honor killings are epidemic in the Muslim world (only Gd knows how many girls are buried under the porch in Pakistan), but they are increasingly on the rise in the West (more on that here -- scroll.) But the feminists and the leftists and the Islamic machine scold us, remind us and admonish us to ignore this gender-cide and instead adhere to the sharia. Do not defame Islam.
Sons held after estranged wife who had been seeing other men is stabbed to death at luxury home Daily Mail
Two sons of a wealthy businesswoman were being questioned last night on suspicion of stabbing their mother to death after her marriage broke down and she began seeing other men.
Marriage broke down? They had been separated for several years.
Assia Shahzad, 40, suffered multiple wounds during the bloodbath at the £600,000, six-bedroom family home.
Neighbours and family friends said that she was estranged from her husband and her relationships with other men angered close relatives.
Police were holding her sons Usman, 21, and 16-year-old Suleiman.
The mother of three, who lived with her sons in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, had been separated from her husband, Rashad, 45, for several years.
'We have been told that Mrs Shahzad had been seeing other men and I suppose it is likely that her sons may not of approved of this. It might explain the motive, although we do not know.'
Another added: 'Assia was a strong-minded, independent, modern woman. This did not always sit well with some parts of the family.'
Police said they were treating the horrific incident as 'domestic related' rather than an honour killing.
Muslims arriving at the mosque at the end of Mrs Shahzad's road for prayers spoke of their shock yesterday.
Raj Khan, a Buckinghamshire county councillor who grew up with her, said: 'We lived on the same street, went to school together and we were in the same business together.
'We have a good friendship through our fathers, so there's a long history between us.
'I am devastated. I only saw her yesterday.
'It seems like a total nightmare. She seemed okay - she was her normal self and was talking about going for some food.
'It's a devastating time, not only for her family but for the community. She was a very community-spirited lady.
She helped where she could, particularly with Asian [code for Muslim in the UK -- Atlas] women's issues by filling in their forms and advising them.
Once again, a faceless victim. If anyoen comes across a picture of Assia, please send it along. She was a vibrant woman. She's not just another honor killing that no one will speak of.
UPDATE: Much thanks to Denise and Bert for the pic.
UPDATE: Her hands were cut off:
A 21-year-old UK man has been charged with the gruesome stabbing murder of his wealthy mother amid suggestions her death was an "honour killing".
Usman Shahzad and a 16-year-old boy were arrested at the home in Aylesbury, north of London, after the death of his 40-year-old mother Assia, the Guardian reported.[..]
Reports say Mrs Shahzad's hands were severed in the attack.[..]
Her uncle said that Mrs Shahzad was well known in Aylesbury and "lived for her kids".